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Pleasant Plain, Ohio
December 27, 2003
From journal Moorea, an Island Paradise
November 15, 2003
The Bungalow is equipped with a cook top, apartment-sized refrigerator, the usual cooking utensils, and dishes for four people. The bungalows (ours was a garden bungalow, only 50 feet from the water) are all located close to the water’s edge.
We ended up staying in two different bungalows, having moved after the first week from #26 to #21 to avoid the smell of the storm drain at the end of the property. The view from our room certainly made up for it, though. There is a sliding folding curtain that separates the bedroom from the front room area, which adds privacy for four people (if you are quiet J). Bathrooms are very large and nicely appointed, with an inside tropical garden. We strung a line up to dry our bathing suits and laundry as we washed them. The ice machine in the lobby provided all our needs for drinks and meals.
There is no television or radio in the bungalow. There is a TV in the hotel lounge area. We played dominos every evening for a hour or so before turning in around 9pm. After a day of diving or walking, early to bed and early to rise worked out well.
From journal Scuba Diving in Moorea
by Mr. KLH
August 22, 2003
The bathroom had a large elogated shower, a sink, and a toilet. There was also a tropical plant garden growing in the bathroom. The deck of the bungalow was above the water. Sitting on the deck was very relaxing. Watching the tropical fish from the deck was another fascinating activity.
From journal First Family Holiday to Club Bali Hai
by Elizabeth Speer
Auckland, New Zealand
August 5, 2003
Adequate accommodation -- a block of studio units, various larger free standing units. The over water bures are the best of the accommodations.
The bay is swimmable, but not particularly clear -- there is a nice swimming pool that is well patronised. The resort organises day tours, cruises, and also has an activity programme including activities like crab racing (where the crabs demonstrate how incompetent they are and where the guests bet madly on the outcome). There is also a Polynesian dance show, which is really first class. Every night Muk Mc Callum, one of the original Bali Hai boys and founders of the hotel, comes down to have drinks and tell tales of days gone by with anyone who will pull up a chair and drink with him. BYO of course.
From journal Realx in Tahiti
August 4, 2003
February 6, 2003
From journal The Greate Tahiti
December 15, 2002
There are many other supermarkets, restaurants, and little shops within walking distance (under five miles).Best Things About the Resort:The people are so nice and friendly here. We had a light out at 9:00 at night and they came right over to fix it. We thought we'd wait until the morning! They want to do anything possible to accommodate your stay!Resort Experience:It's quite different than the past. The Hotel Bali Hai doesn't exist anymore.
It definitely has the most beautiful views than any hotel on the island. However, during the rainy season it might rain the whole time in Cook's Bay. If that happens, rent a car or scooter so that you can go to the Sheraton or Beachcomber for sun and snorkeling.
They have a good activities desk there so they can plan anything you have in mind. We were going to do a day trip to Tetiaroa, but the rain canceled that out!
The Blue Pineapple has relocated to the bar area. If you want alcohol, you must bring your own, but they do have the best fresh pineapple juice and hamburgers!
Rose is a terrific manager! She will upgrade you if there is an availability, just ask.
If you need snorkeling equipment or kayaks, you can rent them. Snorkel is about $5 a day, kayaks are about $10 - $30 depending on how many hours you want, usually about $10/hour.
From journal Moorea - Simply Paradise!!!!
LOS ANGELES, California
December 3, 2002
Most of the rooms have air conditioning, which I would recommend. The overwater bungalows do not have air conditioning. Think about the heat and the mosquitoes before deciding on a room. We had a garden view room and it was fine. Although we were not on the water, the rooms have a nice patio to relax on and the room itself was quite comfortable. The rooms have a refrigerator, which helps with some of the food expenses. We had our refrigerator loaded up with fresh fruit and drinks. The club doesn't sell any alcohol; it is BYOB. This was nice because there are a few grocery stores nearby and they sell beer and wine. We saved a bundle. The café is on the water and has affordable breakfasts and lunches.
The club has access to Cook’s Bay and the snorkeling is pretty good. The water is deep, but calm. The Club has free activities at night. Pareo demonstrations, crab races and a Tahitian dance show. The dance show was great, especially for free.
The best thing by far is the location. The Club sits on a nice lush property that has the best view on the island. The views are stunning. You can see every single mountain from the Club. The other hotels don’t even come close. So if you can put up with a little less, you will be rewarded with a lot more.
From journal Moorea, Paradise on Earth
Bay Area, California
December 5, 2000
The small town of Maharepa was within walking distance with post office, ice cream parlor, small supermarket, black pearl/jewlery shop, and clothing stores. Very nice!
The restaurant was adequate, with breakfast far and away the high point.
The hotel rented things like snorkeling gear (bring your own - the masks are a bit leaky) and bicycles (creaky but loads of fun).
They had activities; some great - like the boat ride to the northwest shore motu (small island) with a terrific tuna lunch and coconut opening lessons - and some cheesy - like the luau night with local dancing and musicians.
Note: this is NOT the Club Bali Hai, which is on Cook''s Bay. We didn''t like that place at all.
Note 2: I''ve heard they will be renovating the place early in 2001, so be sure to ask if you are trying to book there.
From journal Moorea - Honeymoon Paradise